Trump to McConnell: ‘Mitch, go nuclear’

Trump to McConnell: ‘Mitch, go nuclear’

By Nolan McCaskill (Politico) –

President Donald Trump endorsed stripping the 60-vote threshold required to confirm Supreme Court nominees, encouraging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear.”

Trump highlighted the gridlock that has marked Congress for the past eight-plus years and warned that if Democrats try to obstruct his newly minted Supreme Court nominee, 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, he’ll encourage the so-called “nuclear option.”

“If we end up with that gridlock I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,’” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “Because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect. I would say it’s up to Mitch, but I would say, ‘Go for it.’”

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